Originally Posted by Brett H
Out of curiosity, why do you transfer the fuel from the 5 gallon containers to the 15 gallon container before transferring it to the fuel tank rather than transferring it from the 5 gallon containers to the fuel tank?
I’ll turn 70 this year. I used to have Briggs Stratton 5-Gallon containers and lift them to fuel the RV-12. I used EZ-Pour fuel spout which emptied the container very quickly.
I can no longer lift fuel containers to pour into the filler neck… so I devised this simple method for safely transporting fuel without heavy/ sustained lifting. I’d like to fly another ten years as I age and I think this fueling method is part of the solution…
I have gained a healthy respect for the 912 ULS… when handling the four fuel containers with 5-gallons each, I realize how hard the engine/airplane have to work when climbing ~ 1000 FPM at near gross weight. Very efficient engine that is well matched to the airframe….
Jim Stricker - EAA #499867
PPL/ASEL 1970 - Sport Pilot since 2007
80 hrs Flying Aeronca Chief 11AC N86203
1130 hrs Flying 46 Piper J-3 Cub N6841H
Bought Flying RV-12 #120058 Oct 2015 with 48TT - Hobbs now 830
LSRM-A Certificate 2016 for RV-12 N633CM
Special Thanks... EJ Trucks - USN Crew Chief A-4 Skyhawk
MJ Stricker (Father - CFI) - USAAF 1st Lt. Captain B-17H